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The Space Science Board's Committee on Solar and Space Physics is presently preparing a report for NASA on the priorities for new space science programs in solar and space physics, much as the Astronomy Survey (NAS-Field Report) and Solar-System Exploration Committees (NASA-SSEC Report) did for their respective disciplines.

This National Academy report is intended to define a program of space missions and associated ground-based activities that NASA should undertake from now through the 1990's that will make substantial advances in our understanding of the physics of the sun and heliosphere, space plasmas, magnetospheres of the earth and other planets, and the ionosphere and upper atmosphere of the earth.